I have a new role in addition to those I already hold as Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle, CEO, etc. As of March this year I am a preexisting condition. I obtained that new role by virtue of being […]
John Berry, CEO, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia A few weeks ago I was talking with someone about the work we do at St. Vincent de Paul Georgia. In the conversation, the concept of ‘hope’ came up. Our Mission Statement […]
Sunday was Mother’s Day. So it was timely that on that day I happened to read a column written by a man named Joshua Wilkey. He has a blog called “This Appalachia Life.” I was so profoundly moved by that […]
Last week we watched a vote occur in the US House of Representatives that was a classic example of what is the reality of political decision making in the United States. That is the new (relatively) normal of ‘me instead […]
I remember a story told by Bishop David Thagana of Kenya that I think is appropriate for today’s times. Here the story: One day long ago there was a huge fire in a jungle that was, limb by limb […]
John Berry, CEO, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Earlier this month, syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary wrote a column entitled ‘What do we as a society owe the poor?’ It was a very well written and thoughtful opinion on the differences […]
Unfortunately for some children, summertime doesn’t mean vacations and water parks. It means hunger. Because for far too many children, when there is no school there is no lunch.
A lot has been made over Sergio Garcia finally winning the green jacket as Masters Champion. Often falling apart in the final stretch, Garcia became the subject of a lot of jokes and derision among golf fans.
By John Berry, CEO, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Last week Mero Atlanta was shaken by the fire and collapse of a significant portion of Interstate 85. Thankfully no one was hurt or injured; but the routines of thousands of […]
When are we, as a nation, going to acknowledge that it is harder to build than to tear down? That solutions come from cooperation from all impacted parties working together? Maybe now is the time.